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Get College Credit for Coursera and Udacity Courses

Have you successfully completed an online course from Coursera or Udacity, also known as a "MOOC" or Massive Open Online Course? If so, you may be eligible to receive college credit for your effort, applicable towards a degree program at the university.

How It Works

  1. Take an online MOOC from Coursera or Udacity (courses that are eligible are listed below)
  2. Successfully complete the course, including the final exam
  3. Apply for admission at the university
  4. Request credit for your work


Getting college credit by taking MOOCs can help you earn your degree faster at our university. It can also save you money, because you’ll have less courses to take towards your program at our school.

Available Courses

The courses listed below have been approved by ACE (American Council on Education) for college credit. Our university will continue to evaluate other courses in the future. Check back regularly for updates.

Course TitleACE Course NumberAPU Equivalent
Bioelectricity: A Quantitative Approach0004General Elective (2 hours)
Calculus: Single Variable0002MATH225 Calculus (3 hours)
Introduction to Genetics and Evolution0005General Elective (2 hours)
Pre-Calculus (Math 1B)0001MATH111 College Trigonometry (3 hours)
Interactive 3D Graphics (CS 291)0009General Elective (3 hours)
Intro to Artificial Intelligence (CS 271)0007General Elective (2 hours)
Introduction to Computer Science (CS 101)0002General Elective (2 hours)
Introduction to Physics (PH 100)0005SCIN133 w/ lab General Elective (2 hours)
Introduction to Statistics (ST 101)0005General Elective (2 hours)

More About MOOCs

This initiative, which may later include additional providers and courses, stems from the university's participation in a pilot program with the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) and several other UPCEA member institutions to examine how students succeed at higher education institutions after receiving MOOC credit.

Each specific course received a credit recommendation after undergoing the rigorous ACE CREDIT® review process, which includes a team of faculty reviewers chosen for their expertise in a particular discipline.

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